This slideshow presents the 25 winning titles for the 2012 Notable Books for a Global Society sponsored by the International Reading Association Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group.
Drawing from the selection of quality global literature chosen for the Notable Books for a Global Society booklists, this book: ~explores key themes in global literature ~offers ideas, activities, and strategies for your K-12 English languageBooklists can be downloaded arts classroomsfrom the IRA website.
What is your school district doing to promote 21st Century Learning Theme: Global Awareness?
~ Preparing students to be globalcitizens is foremost among teacherseducational goals and is central to theteaching of social studies.~ High quality trade books withmulticultural and international themescan promote cultural and globalawareness, which in turnadvocates for peace and social justice.
Why use global literature? …. cont.~ Such literature allows teachers toselect content about cultures andprovide rich opportunities for studentsto analyze literature from multipleperspectives.~ Teaching through multicultural andinternational literature in the classroomcan bridge cultural gaps.
Definition of “global” books“Multicultural” was too limitingWanted something more inclusiveAdvocate for: Different cultures Ethnic groups Religious beliefs Lifestyles Backgrounds Gender
Criteria for selection Part I :Meet one or more criteria from this section• Portray cultural accuracy and authenticity ofcharacters in terms of:(a) physical characteristics(b) intellectual abilities and problem solving capabilities(c) leadership and cooperative dimensions(d) social and economic status• Be rich in cultural details
• Honor and celebrate diversity as well ascommon bonds in humanity;• Provide in-depth treatment of cultural issues;• Include characters within a cultural group or betweentwo or more cultural groups who interact substantivelyand authentically;• Include members of a “minority” group for a purposeother than filling a “quota.”
Part IIMeet all criteria from this section• Invite reflection, critical analysis, and response• Demonstrate unique language or style• Meet generally-accepted criteria of quality for the genre in which they are written• Have an appealing format and be of enduring quality
While You are sleepiing Durga Bernhard Charlesbridge Publishing
Yu Li-Qiong was born inAnqing in the People’sRepublic of China in1980.She holds a BA inliterature from NanjingUniversity and an MA indramatic art. Yu LiQiong lives in China.Candlewick
NY Times Best Illustrated Book Of 2011More than 100 million workers in China are migrantsand return home only for the Chinese New Year.
Maxine Trottier10 Best Illustrated Childrens Books of 2011,New York Times Book Review Groundwood Books
A detailedauthors notespeaks to thewisdom of parentsand teachers,helping them tofurther teachyoung learnersabout the rights ofmigrant workersto decent workingand livingconditions. Separating thiswork from otherchildrens booksabout migrationand work is thefocus on MexicosMennonitecommunity andthe issues faced.
Susan Roth & Cindy Trumbore Lee and Low PublisherA portion of the proceeds from the book benefits the Manzanar Project.
“writing a poemis making musicwith words andspace”-Arnold Adoff Clarion
Slave Trade (taken from page 10)Chainedin rags in blood in dark death of daylight.To survive the passage across the ocean fromlife to living hell to life in hell means silent singing of old s o n g s.Behind the eyesthe fingers strumhomeland strings and memory of my history remains as strong as steel.Always: this melody of words is journey home.
“The inspectorsSS Lieutenant Theodor Lang were in our town for a short time,“Because of the meddlesome only long enough to seeking of Denmark what we wanted them towe were forced see.to allow No more.Red Cross inspectors to visit They saw enoughour town. to know that we wereWe had months to prepare treating the Jewsour show, a charade in a civilized and humaneto show them that there was no manner.truth We waited a few monthsto the pesky rumors about how to resume the transports.we treated our Jews.” The town was getting crowded and the ovens of Auschwitz waited.”